Roseann Foley Henry


Roseann Foley Henry is a writer, editor, and home improvement buff. She and her partner and their two children live in Bayside, where they are ever-so-slowly renovating a classic 1920 Dutch Colonial. Among her writing credits are The Life of a House, the story of a tiny gatekeeper’s lodge that was once home to her great-grandparents in County Clare, Ireland. Check her out on Google +!

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Bob Vila Radio: Painting Wood Paneling

Wood paneling certainly has a place in the home. It can make a space feel traditional and warm, but it can also look dark and dated. If your paneling is getting you down, you could tear i...

Bob Vila Radio: Starting Vegetables from Seeds Indoors

Now that spring is here, many people’s thoughts turn to gardening, and to the joys of leafy salads and delicate spring vegetables. Depending on where you live, it’s probably too early to ...

MARCH 25, 2014 | TUESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Wallpaper Prep

Hanging wallpaper can be tricky, but it’s worth the effort for the beautiful effect it can have on a room. As with so many do-it-yourself jobs, the secret to great results is in the prepa...

MARCH 24, 2014 | MONDAY
Bob Vila Radio: High Hats

Choosing the best lighting can be a bit of a challenge.   Some rooms need cozy, subdued lighting to create ambience; others need high-wattage task lights to allow you to get the job done....

MARCH 21, 2014 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Freestanding vs. Built-In Tubs

Freestanding tubs are becoming increasingly popular in today’s luxury bathrooms. Is one right for your bath? Let’s weigh the pros and cons. Listen to BOB VILA ON FREESTANDING VS. BUILT-IN...

Bob Vila Radio: First Day of Spring

Today is March 20, the vernal equinox, better known as the first day of spring. For most of us around the country, this is a day that couldn’t come soon enough. After this tough winter, g...

Bob Vila Radio: Squares

One tool that should definitely be in any do-it-yourselfer’s toolbox is a good carpenter's square. A square helps you keep your corners sharp and your angles accurate. Here’s what you nee...

MARCH 18, 2014 | TUESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Whole House To-Do List

When you look around your house, are you overwhelmed at the number of things that need to be repaired, replaced, or reorganized? If so, it’s time to make a whole-house to-do list—a laundr...

MARCH 17, 2014 | MONDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Thinking Green Year-Round

It’s easy to think green on Saint Patrick’s Day—in fact, it would be hard NOT to think green today! But with each passing year, it becomes more important to think green every day. Listen ...

MARCH 14, 2014 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Painting Garage Floors

Your garage may be your workshop, your storeroom, your potting shed or the place where you showcase your automotive pride and joy. Although you may have spent lots of time sprucing up you...